Leadership

Barry Flanders

Senior Pastor, Myanmar Mission,
Cripplegate Teacher

 MDiv Baptist Bible Seminary, PA .                         B.P.S. Health Information Management,           S.U.N.Y. Polytechnic Institute                                   A.A.S. Onondaga Community College

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989.775.7101 ext. 109

Barry and a team planted what has become Grace Church almost 20 years ago. He and his wife Suzanne are originally from Syracuse, New York.  He has committed his life to doing whatever he, his family, and Grace Church can do to make disciples of Jesus while fulfilling Jesus’ Great Commission.

Barry enjoys reading Scripture, prayer and studying the culture (including sports, politics, history) and its ramifications upon the life of the Christ-follower, the church. He enjoys working out and learning whatever he can about living a healthy lifestyle.

Jason Tubbs

Associate Pastor, Communications Director, Facilities, Production, Elder, Cripplegate Teacher

A proud graduate of Mount Pleasant High School

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989.775.7101 ext. 101

Jason first starting attending Grace Church as a senior at Mt. Pleasant high school. He met his wife Ashley while serving at Grace and together have been married for thirteen years.

Jason started serving with our Construction Ministry in 2001 and participated in a summer internship the following summer. He oversees our construction and production ministries, helps manage church finances, coordinates internships and is a part of our team of Elders. He also teaches at Cripplegate Prayer meetings.

Ryan Giegling

Associate Pastor, Children’s Ministry Director, Elder, Cripplegate Teacher

B.S. Education, Central Michigan University
2nd Grade Teacher, Ganiard Elementary

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Ryan has been attending Grace Church since 2000. He and his wife Betsy have been married 12 years. 

Ryan started serving in our Children’s Ministry shortly after he started coming to Grace Church and he oversees our Children’s Ministry still today. Ryan is also a part of our team of Elders. He teaches at the Cripplegate Prayer meetings and assists with many others aspects of ministry at Grace.

Phil Coffman

Associate Pastor – Worship & Media,
Elder, Twelve17 Coffee Roasters,
Cripplegate Teacher

Another proud Graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School
Manager of Creative Media, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, CMU

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Phil served on staff at Grace Church for 10 years, and has been at CMU full-time for 6 years. He’s married to Melissa, his beautiful wife of 15 years.

Phil has been playing guitar for 21 years and writing songs for most of that time as well. He’s also observed the coffee production process first-hand from farm to cup as a part of the leadership team of Twelve17 Coffee Roasters.

Ben Coffman

Chairman of Elder Team, Children’s Ministry, Cripplegate Teacher

A VERY proud graduate of  (MPBA) Mount Pleasant Baptist Academy and, incidentally, a key member of the Michigan State Champion Soccer team of 1996      B.S. Construction Management, CMU
  Director of Risk Management, CMU

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Ben has been serving since 1997 and was part of the cadre that started the church. He has also served in the areas of Construction, Hospitality, Student Ministries, Children’s Ministries and Drama. He and his wife Heather are blessed with 5 sons and 1 (tough) daughter.

Ben sees the life-changing potential of the local church and wants to help ensure Grace is that kind of church. Ben loves to tell stories and watch any film involving American hero Jason Bourne.

Suzanne Flanders

Women’s Ministry Leader, Myanmar Mission,
Lil’ Church

Bible Degree, Clarks Summit Univeristy, PA
Registered Nurse

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Suzanne has been serving at Grace since its beginnings. She is Pastor Barry’s wife of whom she has been married to for 28 years. In addition to leading, loving, and serving the women of Grace, she currently serves on an amazing team in Lil’ Church. Leading women to the feet of Christ through coordinating women’s prayer meetings, Bible studies, and retreats is the major focus of her ministry.

Suzanne also loves reading, studying the Bible, and running.

Dan Koefoed

Director – Upper Children’s Ministry,
Cripplegate Teacher

B.F.A. Theatre Design & Technology, CMU
Concert Hall Manager & Building Coordinator, CMU’s School of Music

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As the son of Scott Koefoed, one of the founding pastors, Dan Koefoed has been part of Grace Church since the very beginning. He started by serving on the Production Team which led him into his current vocation. Currently, Dan serves in Children’s Ministry .

Dan and his wife Bethany have 3 boys who love to wrestle and a sweet little girl. He is passionate about seeing people come to know Christ and realize their full potential as children of God through the local church.

Betsy Giegling

Director – Lower Children’s Ministry, Ones Church, Women’s Ministry

Studied Dietetics at Central Michigan University

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Betsy has been a volunteer at Grace since 2001. Following eight years on the Hospitality team, she now serves families in Ones Church. Betsy enjoys teaching very simple lessons and praying over Grace’s one-year-olds.

When she has a moment alone, you’ll find Betsy reading, although her favorite activity is getting outside to log some miles with her favorite running partner, her husband Ryan.

Gina Weare

Media Director, Graphic/Web Design

BSBA Marketing/Advertising, CMU

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Gina has been attending Grace Church since 2004. She and her husband, Phil, have 3 boys. She loves Christmas and has always been captivated by “the story of how God loves his children and comes to rescue them.” (Jesus Bible Storybook, by Sally Lloyd Jones)

Gina began serving on the Production team with graphic design and slide presentation in 2005 with brief forays into the Coffee and Children’s Ministries. She currently volunteers doing graphic and web design for Grace.

Emily Krogman

Facilities Team Leader, Mom’s in Ministry Director, five6

B.S. Recreation, Parks & Leisure Administration, CMU

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Emily began attending Grace in 2009, but really began to prioritize local church ministry through an internship in 2012. Since then, she has been able to disciple young people through the Cleaning Ministry, Children’s Ministry, and through facilitating Mom’s in Ministry. She loves backpacking, canoeing, horseback riding and hanging out with her four younger brothers.

John Flanders

Twelve17 Coffee Roasters Manager, Cripplegate Teacher

Employed at The Red Lobster

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989.775.7101 ext. 106

John has served in many ministry roles since the church was started, including Cleaning, Video, Production, Music, Construction and most everything in between. Since its beginnings in 2012, John has helped lead our Twelve17 Coffee Roasters ministry. He also teaches at the Friday morning Cripplegate prayer meetings and leads the children’s physical education and Bible teaching segments at Moms-in-Ministry 

Ben Krogman

The Koefoed Kitchen at Twelve17, Production

Employed at Central Michigan University

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Ben has never filled out his biography information. He likes to remain mysterious, which is probably why he serves on the ‘behind the scenes’ teams of Kitchen and Production ministries… but trust us, Ben’s really awesome.  Just ask any girl.